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STRONGER TOGETHER: Neighbours come together with lockdown WhatsApp groups

 Published on: 3rd July 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

In order to help the elderly and the vulnerable protect from the coronavirus, communities have come together and created road WhatsApp groups to help each other during lockdown.

Residents in Chalfont St Peter jumped at the opportunity.

Neighbours use these groups to help in everything, from food deliveries and medical supplies to give each other advice and companionship.

Maria Bond, who’s part of the Lansdown Road group,said: “We have a great road group, there was great comradery sourcing flour and eggs and we did a joint delivery from a garden centre which gave many of us flowers to plant. Lots of us cleared out sheds and shared our finds with each other.

“It has been so lovely connecting with each other in ways we would have never done without the promoting of the lockdown. Long may it continue.”

Daniel Castle, from Fleetwood Close in Chalfont St Giles said: “It’s been fantastic the way our street has been brought together by these difficult circumstances. Most of us are on the street WhatsApp group and have been sharing ideas and resources, and generally supporting one another.

“People are so willing to share what they have and offer help if needed. Anything from jump leads and printer cartridges to jigsaw puzzles and even the odd trout have changed hands. 

“We’ve passed around jokes and brain-teasers to keep our minds going. And now we know each other so much better than ever before.”

Tina Gilvear from Hither Meadow group in Chalfont St Peter, said: “Thank you to Sandra Sanderson for hosting a couple of lockdown Cuppas- on-the -lawn over the Bank Holidays. We have got to know the neighbours a great deal better.”

Image courtesy of Hoss Photography

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